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Drones and Insurance – A Tool; Not a Replacement.

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Drones and Insurance - A Tool; Not a Replacement. By Adrian Medley Camco Claims Today we are hearing more and more about the use of drones in the insurance industry, and in the last 5 years their presence has been increasing dramatically. People debate whether the drone will be replacing the adjuster, or will the adjuster need to learn to be efficient with a drone. Not many years ago it was computers being introduced into adjusting, and again it was questioned then will the computer replace the adjuster, or will the adjuster be required to be efficient with a computer?…

Lightning, Surge Protection, and the 2020 NEC

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Lightning, Surge Protection, and the 2020 NEC By Nick Mahoney, P.E., CFEI S-E-A In recent years, lightning has accounted for tens of thousands of homeowner's insurance claims across the United States according to the Insurance Information Institute [1]. Florida has typically led the U.S. in number of claims per year with Georgia and other southeastern states making the top ten. Lightning has been a known hazard to life and property since before Benjamin Franklin studied it. Until recently, residential structures were not required to have protection against lightning. With the release of the 2020 edition of National Fire Protection Association…

Cleaning for Health

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Cleaning for Health Daniel Bernazzani PhD Sr. Vice President YOUNG & Associates Environmental Division With Coronavirus (Covid - 19) so widespread, I thought it might help to understand the role disinfectants and cleaning plays. Much attention is devoted to disinfectants and hand sanitizers, but cleaning with detergent and water should not be dismissed or overlooked. Today, Coronavirus (Covid-19) is widespread. In our built environments, exposure can be great and health impacts serious. To reduce the likelihood of spread, clean and disinfect touched surfaces frequently (i.e., tabletops, counters, doorknobs, touchpads, etc.) If surfaces are dirty, clean them first with detergent and…

Southern Loss Association Links

Atlanta Claims Association

The ACA is a professional association for insurance claims personnel in the Atlanta area. Go to the Atlanta Claims Association website.

Casualty Adjusters Guide

Since 1958…”The” original Claim Guide. Go to the Casualty Adjusters Guide website.

Claims Magazine

Covering the Business of Loss. Go to the Claims Magazine website.

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association offers formal avenues for training, networking and communication. GDLA membership benefits include CLE seminars, judicial receptions, a newsletter and annual Law Journal, plus access to an e-mail blast system that allows members to pose questions about experts, points of law, emerging issues, and more. Go to the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association website.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, GTLA has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. The Mission of GTLA is simple:  We are dedicated to protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians. Go to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association website.

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl

For more information on this organization, go to the Blue Goose website.

How Stuff Works

Some complex technological questions explained simply. Go to the How Stuff Works website.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

For more information on the IBHS and FORTIFIED BUILDINGS, visit the IBHS website.

Mapquest

A great source for knowing where you are, and where you are going. Go the Mapquest website.

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Are you looking for an engineer with proven claims experience? NAFE is your best and only source for Board Certified Forensic Engineers. Go to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers website.

International Association of Insurance Professionals

IAIP (International) serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and the opportunity to make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry. Go to the National Association of Insurance Professionals.website.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA National Weather Service Website. A great source for weather forecasts, maps, aviation weather, and weather archives. Go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

Property & Liability Resource Bureau – PLRB

For more information on the PLRB organization, go to the PLRB website.

Risk and Insurance Management Society

The mission of the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society is to advance and promote the risk management profession by: (1) Providing timely and valuable educational programs, (2) Facilitating career development and networking; and (3) Fostering an environment of support for students. Go to the Risk and Insurance Management Society website.

Ultimate Insurance Links

Search for insurance listings and brokers. Go to the Ultimate Insurance Links website.